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In this paper a new modified couple stress model is developed for the SainteVenant torsion problem of micro-bars of arbitrary cross-section. The proposed model is derived from a modified couple stress theory and has only one material length scale parameter. Using a variational procedure the governing differential equation and the associated boundary conditions are derived in terms of the warping function. This is a fourth order partial differential equation representing the analog of a Kirchhoff plate having the shape of the cross-section and subjected to a uniform tensile membrane force with mixed Neumann boundary conditions. Since the fundamental solution of the equation is known, the problem could be solved using the direct Boundary Element Method (BEM). In this investigation, however, the Analog Equation Method (AEM) solution is applied and the results are cross checked using the Method of Fundamental Solutions (MFS). Several micro-bars of various cross-sections are analyzed to illustrate the applicability of the developed model and to reveal the differences between the current model and an existing one which, however, contains two additional constants related to the microstructure. Moreover, useful conclusions are drawn from the micron-scale torsional response of micro-bars, giving thus a better insight in the gradient elasticity approach of the deformable bodies.